Thankful 2016

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Every year at this time, we pause, and think deeply about our lives & all we have to be thankful for.

For the LaGreca’s, it’s certainly not the first time in the year that we pause to be thankful. Each night as we gather around our table, we pause to pray as a family. It took awhile but we encouraged both boys to take turns saying grace before we enjoyed our meal.

“Dear God…Thank you for…”

I love hearing the boys pray. They have a list of ‘thanks’ and then a list of ‘prayers/praying for’. There have been many times when their prayers are surprising and so thoughtful 🙏🏻❤️.

(Art by Nicholas from a few years back:  I found on Grandpa & Grandma’s refrigerator a few weeks ago 💙)

Here are just some of my thoughts as we prepare to celebrate a meal of Thanks with our family.

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The Whole Story: Exchange Students

Elizabeth, Family, Joe No Comments

Many have asked…”What is the STORY?” or – “What in the world is going on?”

I will start at the beginning and go chronologically through the days.

Get ready for a Wild Ride….bumpier than Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride…


(1) I can not properly convey this story via words/text on this blog. You will have to insert my very passionate voice inflections as you are reading (for those that have heard this in person, you KNOW what I am talking about) – oh – and the many facial expressions I am capable of, add those in, too.

(2) Big pet-peeve of mine = slamming doors/loudly closed doors. Even worse in this house since we have huge, real wood, heavy doors… (every door in the ENTIRE house)

(3) This is all true. There is no way that I could make this stuff up. I promise.

(4) This is a long one. Really long. (You aren’t going to believe everything that happened in 1 1/2 weeks)

   You have all been warned.

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Rewind: School Starts & September

Anthony, Elizabeth, Family, Nicholas No Comments

T’was the night before school started

when all through the town

the parents were cheering

it was a riotous sound.

By eight the kids were washed

and tucked into bed

when memories of homework

filled them with dread.

New pencils, new folders, new notebooks too,

new teachers, new friends, the anxiety grew.

The parents just giggled when they heard of this fright

and shouted upstairs, “GO TO BED, IT’S A SCHOOL NIGHT!”

Tons of pictures below!

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